Groupe Desgagnés was honoured during the Lloyd’s List Americas Awards Gala in Houston on May 23 with the Company of the Year Award. This distinction is awarded for outstanding performance as the most dynamic success story or development by a business operating primarily in the marine sector. In 2017 Desgagnés introduced its new generation of polar-class dual-fuel/LNG tankers, setting new standards in the marine transportation market in Canada and worldwide. This new technology required significant changes to onboard equipment, procedures, seafarers’ training and certification. It also propels the development with suppliers of liquefied natural gas bunkering solutions through new equipment and land infrastructures, as well as the creation of new fueling procedures.